1. [syn: grind, mash, crunch, bray, comminute]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Comminute \Com"mi*nute\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Comminuted; p.
pr. & vb. n. Comminuting.] [L. comminutus, p. p. of
comminuere to comminute; com- + minuere to lessen. See
To reduce to minute particles, or to a fine powder; to
pulverize; to triturate; to grind; as, to comminute chalk or
bones; to comminute food with the teeth. --Pennant.
Comminuted fracture. See under Fracture.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or
abrading; "grind the spices in a mortar"; "mash the garlic"
[syn: grind, mash, crunch, bray, comminute]